Financial Analysis & Deal Management Director

Role:
Will require someone proficient at managing multiple tasks and be able to prioritize with teams to ensure deals are addressed in a timely manner. Candidate will develop a sound understanding of the Mastercard business, pricing, overall strategy and be able to utilize that knowledge into making well-thought out and sound recommendations to help Mastercard retain and win new business, while protecting Mastercard financially.

Key responsibilities: structure revenue generating deals, support business case development for key vendor contracts, partner on product pricing and own technology cost analysis to better inform Product P&Ls.

• Lead product pricing strategy initiative to evaluate current pricing models, by product and assist in implementing potential new pricing models
• Review and approve deals: Develop & maintain a deal review process/models to ensure financially sound deals. Role will be key in helping generate revenue for the Loyalty vertical. Candidate will also lead alignment sessions with regional finance/business leads and the Executive for Loyalty
• Develop and review strategic business cases: Partner with BFO & the business to develop and review business cases for key initiatives and strategies within Loyalty and Advisors including M&A, investments in new products/ platforms, vendor contracts etc
• Technology (TCO) cost analysis: Drive deeper understanding of platform costs working in close conjunction with Product and Technology teams that will allow for a better view on Product P&Ls. Candidate will have access to two FP&A resources for this initiative
• P&L Management: Gain an astute understanding of the full P&L, inclusive of all expense line items, in order to provide a holistic view of the business
• Analytics: Oversee the management & reporting of business agreements and performance analytics
• Strategy: Assist in the development and implementation of long-term strategies to enhance MasterCard profitability and competitive leverage. Providing consultative support, thought leadership, strategy development, innovative ideas and approaches to the senior management team

All About You:
• A proven track record of accomplishments (Cards/Payments industry a plus but not required)
• Demonstrated thought leadership with the ability to translate raw data into meaningful information
• Leadership presence and credibility with various levels of management
• Comfortable with occasional ambiguity but able to make calculated decisions
• Advanced PC, modeling and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
• Possesses a natural collaborative style, and is able to work effectively and efficiently across the multiple areas and levels of the Mastercard organization
• Self-motivated with a proven track record of delivering success while operating within a team environment
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related discipline, MBA Preferred (preferably in Finance/Strategy/General Management), CPA/CFA a plus

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